134 Min | Drama | July 2010
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Starring: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy
Udaan Review: Adolescence is one of those rare subjects on which we haven’t witnessed many movies made in Bollywood. Therefore Udaan comes as a pleasant surprise from a debutant director Vikramaditya Motwane, who boldly makes his first movie on an important subject and delivers a fine polished product proving his unique thought process with a style. First of all the film is not preachy as it may seem to be from its look and promos. It’s a simple story of a young boy and his relationship with his rigid father and helpless younger step brother told in the most simplistic way. But as it is said, ‘The beauty lies in its simplicity’, Udaan becomes worth watching because it’s truthfully simple without any added flavors or colors.
In every family, a young male child always has his own contradictions with his father. There is difference of opinion, difference of vision and most probably the fight is over the issue of the stream or line in which the child desires to make a career in. Udaan rightly focuses on this relevant issue and therefore every young boy watching the movie would easily relate to the script and the characters in a big way. The movie may not find a thumbs up from every section of the viewers as its basically meant for the fans of realistic cinema who are used to a slower pace and can appreciate the social subject of the script. It also has some minor flaws in its charactersiation like, how can a child steal money and car from his father who has a reign of fear in the family and yet cannot revolt right away. But even after these minor glitches, it still remains a well crafted film standing out of all those usual projects offered to us in 2010.
In real terms there are few visible and one invisible aspect of “Udaan”, which makes it a worth watching project. So, in a way “Udaan” also makes you realize this Biggest Gift of God to the mankind by very softly portraying the fact that a family becomes completely dry and stiff in absence of a motherly abode. I hope the film encourages every son or daughter to remember that they are blessed to have their mothers around them in this tender age and they do take care and love her to the best of their abilities forever. Summing up, its a recommended flick since it has an important message for all fathers and families having their kids in the adolescence age. And indeed a must watch for its invisible merit, indicating the role of a Mother in a happy family.